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NAR Code of Ethics

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The Code of Ethics

 The text of the 2017 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is provided below.

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Translations of the Code of Ethics in other languages are available. You can also view previous editions of the Code of Ethics from 1913 through 2016.

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Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
of the National Association of REALTORS®

Effective January 1, 2017

Duties to Clients and Customers
Articles 1-9

Duties to the Public
Articles 10-14

Duties to REALTORS®
Articles 15-17

Where the word REALTORS® is used in this Code and Preamble, it shall be deemed to include REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®s.

While the Code of Ethics establishes obligations that may be higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code of Ethics and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.

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